Ford 501 sickle mower /breaking pittmn arms

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Posted by Bill Redmer on July 06, 2015 at 14:38:57 [URL] [DELETE] :

RE: 501 Ford Sickle Mower attached to Ford 8N : Just acquired Mower and appeared in good shape ready to go except it seem to hang low off the 8N . So far while mowing have broken 3 pitman arms as they all have broken (split) away from the flywheel box attachment . Finally on the 4th arm, the attaching flywheel box straps actually pulled off or were broken away from the box unit but the pitman arm wasn't broken. I have checked the obvious but can only conclude that maybe the mower frame itself drops to almost ground level impeding the push pull function of the pittman arm during mowing. Appears to run good for awhile and then when I make a random right hand turn trouble. ??????????

help Bill Redmer

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